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  1. GG Riva

    Chairman's Statement

    That is an excellent, heartfelt and coherent statement, laying out exactly where our club - and many others in Scotland - currently are. Ross is a brilliant Chairman, arguably the best we've ever had and certainly the best we've ever had at keeping the fans fully informed. He works countless, unpaid hours, in an effort to attract sponsors and bring in additional revenue streams, without losing sight of the central aim of making the Pars the focal point of the W. Fife community. We've come a long way since those dark days of 2013, but we're not out of the woods yet. Someone should copy and paste Ross' statement and send it to the First Minister.
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    Pars v ICT

    You're trying to extract a prediction from me, aren't you? 🙂 Statistically, a draw is the least likely result in football matches in general, but if two teams adopt a "draw would be a good result" attitude and both play very cautiously, a draw is almost inevitable. There's always the possibility of a goal from a set piece, a penalty or a lucky deflection to spoil that we scenario, of course. I'll be surprised if the game produces more than 2 goals tomorrow.
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    Pars v ICT

    Football matches are notoriously difficult to predict at the best of times. I don't think The Betfred Cup offers much of a form guide but it's all we have at the moment. Add to that the fact that playing behind closed doors probably wipes out much of the "home advantage" factor and we're really shooting in the dark in trying to predict the result of the first league game for some 7 months. I normally like to make predictions but will pass this time. Have a feeling it will be a tight, low scoring affair, simply because neither manager will want to start this truncated league campaign with a defeat.
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    Erling Haaland

    That's 51 goals in his last 48 games for club and country. These stats don't lie. How long can BVB hang on to their prolific striker? Almost certain to end up in the EPL. Liverpool must be odds on to bring him to Anfield, thanks to the Klopp connection.
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    EPL Proposal

    <https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54499998> This must have a chance of going through - money talks - but it's quite disturbing that a small number of rich clubs may be able to push through radical changes by simply bribing smaller (EFL) clubs, at a time when they're struggling to keep their heads above the water, due to this pandemic.
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    Best foul ever?

    "Most entertaining " fits in well with my choice, imo. The "entertaining " part was the prelude to that horror foul by Massing. Two desperate lunges, were surpassed by two brilliant hurdles by Caniggia and even if the foul was brutal, the little Argentinian striker was not seriously injured, fortunately and was able to continue.
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    Best foul ever?

    I don't think there's such a thing as a "best" foul, Keyser, so I interpreted SP's post as meaning the worst foul ever. Only he can tell us what he was trying to get across..... We're waiting anxiously, Big Yin. 😟
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    Trump

    I've sent him a get well card with a heartfelt message. STAY POSITIVE, Mr President.
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    Best foul ever?

    Has to be this one for me:-
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    Worst Premiership Transfers

    I think in Owen's case, they judged him by the high standards he set at Liverpool and to a lesser extent, Real. With Kozma, it didn't work out for him at Anfield, for whatever reason. He was never the most consistent or hardworking player I've ever seen, but when the mood took him, he was simply sublime. In almost 60 years of following the Pars, I think I'd rate him up there with Alex Edwards, in terms of skill, but he could and should have given so much more.
  11. Although it is the Daily Mail and probably just one guy's opinion, I think this is a decent discussion topic:- https://www.stadiumtalk.com/s/worst-transfers-premier-league-history-6caad174a33f48e2?utm_campaign=transferspremier-07943f0602994d29&utm_source=tab&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=dailymail-uk A quick scan reveals that 22 clubs are mentioned, but Man U and Liverpool are well out in front with 10 and 9 nominations, respectively. Chelsea a distant 3rd with 5 candidates, so that these 3 clubs account for almost half of the total. I wonder why that is? Perhaps it's because these clubs have higher expectations, so a player who may have been regarded as decent at another club was deemed a failure at these clubs? Another thing I find annoying is the way lazy journalists in England only go back to 1992, as if football didn't exist before then. I wonder if any players would have made the Top 50 if Scotland had been included? I have one outstanding candidate, but I'll keep my powder dry for the moment. 🙂
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    Captain and Vice Cpt

    Haven't met Ryan Dow but impressed by Euan Murray. He speaks well and has the respect of his younger team mates. An obvious choice as captain. I'd imagine that may mean a return to a central position in defence for him, even though he filled in well at left back before the lockdown.
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    Brazilians at EEP

    Aye, I remember Chico signing for the Pars amid great excitement. Unfortunately, I didn't see his only game at Cappielow as I was too young to be allowed to travel to away games, but an older friend did and told me he was the best player on the park, a view not shared by anyone connected with the Pars. ☹ Good article.
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    Hear from our Chairman

    Some excellent posts on this thread, as DD says (and great to see him posting again.) I'm in the optimistic camp, but I understand why some posters are concerned about how it will pan out. Like Piracy, I've got to know Ross and Donald quite well and feel I can trust their judgement on this. Of course, it could turn out very badly for the Pars, but I don't think it will, because the BoD will have done a thorough "due diligence." As for integrity, they have sackloads of it in the Boardroom.
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    Hear from our Chairman

    Some folk are instinctively cautious or even suspicious. I think Ross is smart enough not to sign up to a deal if it wasn't in the Pars best interests. Sure we went for the fans owned model, but it clearly wasn't getting us up to the Premiership in the timescale most of us would like. This deal will hopefully help to speed things up for us.
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